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Research Seminars in Economics

Every week, the Economics at King's research group organises research seminars in economics.

Bi-weekly research seminars in economics are organised by the Economics Group of King's Business School together with economists at the Department of Political Economy and Department of International Development. 

For questions about this seminar series please contact Seyhun Sakalli.

Please see the archives for previous research seminars. 

Economics seminars for the academic year 2020-21

Semester 1

  • 7 October 2020, 12.00-13.15
    Francesco Bianchi (Duke University) - "Belief Distortions and Macroeconomic Fluctuations" with Sydney Ludvigson and Sai Ma
    Seminar via Zoom Meeting.
    King's staff and students will receive a link by email. If you are not part of King's College London and want to attend the seminar, you can register by writing to
  • 21 October 2020
    Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg University) - "Exposure to ethnic minorities changes attitudes to them"
  • 11 November 2020
    Bard Harstad (University of Oslo) - "Trade and trees"
  • 18 November 2020, 14.00-15.30 
    Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex) - Infant Health, Cognitive Performance and Earnings: Evidence from Inception of the Welfare State in Sweden (joint work with Martin Karlsson, Therese Nilsson and Nina Schwarz).
  • 25 November 2020
    Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics) - “Social learning in agriculture: does smallholder heterogeneity impede technology diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa?”
  • 9 December 2020
    Sule Alan (European University Institute) - “Social Exclusion and Ethnic Segregation in Schools: The Role of Teacher’s Ethnic Prejudice”

Semester 2

  • 27 January 2021
    Ralf Martin (Imperial College London) – "Clean industrial policy: standing on the shoulders of giant gnomes?"
  • 10 February 2021
    Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne) – TBA
  • 3 March 2021
    Evi Pappa (University Carlos III de Madrid) – “TBA”

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